Men's swimming welcomes six additions to the program
Mallory Houchin joined the NC State coaching staff as an assistant coach on August 2, 2011. Houchin focuses on women's recruiting, middle distance and stroke training. She also serves as the staff lead for the program's administrative duties and in a mentoring role for the women's squad.
In her third season with the Wolfpack, Houchin saw the women's squad post a 6-5 record throughout the regular season. With Houchin's assistance, the Wolfpack women finished fourth at the ACC Championships to mark its highest finish since the 1992-93 season. At the NCAA Championships, the women posted a 16th-place finish for its best finish since the 1981-82 campaign. The squad also had seven student-athletes become All-Americans
Throughout the 2012-13 campaign, Houchin assisted the women to a 7-4 ledger and a 37th place finish at the NCAA Championships. She guided the 200 freestyle relay team of Hannah Freyman, Marifrances Henley, Allison Hendren and Riki Bonnema to All-ACC honors and a trip to the NCAA Championships.
In her first season with the Wolfpack, Houchin helped guide the women's squad to an 8-5 record. She also led Hannah Freyman to All-ACC honors in the 100 freestyle. Vital to the women's program recruiting efforts, Houchin assisted in signing a top-25 class in 2012-13.
Houchin was instrumental in the inaugural season at Queens University of Charlotte during the 2010-11 season, serving as the head assistant and recruiting coordinator. During her tenure, two student-athletes collected NCAA Division II All-America honors and the men's team collected a top-25 national ranking. In addition to handling several administrative duties, she also developed and implemented the program's strength-and-conditioning program.
Prior to her time in Charlotte, Houchin served as an assistant coach at Clemson from 2008-10, coaching mid-distance freestyle and butterfly events.
In the summer of 2008 Houchin served as an intern for the nationally known Club Wolverine program. In 2007 she held an internship with the United States Olympic Committee, working as a race analyst and administrator at the Olympic training center alongside the USA Swimming National Team in Colorado Springs, Colo.
A native of Raleigh, Houchin attended Cardinal Gibbons High School and swam for the YMCA of the Triangle Area (YOTA). She graduated with honors from George Mason in 2008 with a B.S. in health, fitness and recreation resources after lettering with the swimming and diving team for four years, competing in butterfly and mid-distance freestyle events.
The former Mallory Pucci resides in Raleigh with her husband, Joe, who attended Enloe and also swam for YOTA and at George Mason.